Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Team-BHP Reviews > Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 21st August 2010, 13:25   #1
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Chennai
Posts: 93
Thanked: 46 Times
Default 3 Days into the heaven - My All New Honda City (ANHC)

My Hyundai Accent gave way to this beauty this Wednesday and it has been driving bliss ever since. Started off with an Innova and ended up with a City. We are a family of 6 with a Kid. So, never had city or any of the sedans in mind. Almost decided on the Innova but due to budgetary constraints had to take a re-look. Before anything, I have a strong dislike for certain brands - Tata, Mahindra and Ford. No matter what they dish out, they don't fall into my radar. The cars that I have owned till date (a 1st gen Santro, then a Xing, then an Accent, a Maruthi 800, and an Alto) reflect my choice of the brands that I trust in. Honda and Toyota were my dream for years but had to wait till I could afford. Here was a chance and my dream came true.

Initial impressions:
1. Ride/Driving comfort is just too good.
2. Sub-zero noise inside the car
3. OE speakers and system good enough
4. A bit worried about the low chassis (though did a test drive with 6 people before deciding)
5. Auto-lock on ignition on/off is a big miss
More later...

Accessories:
1. HRS 15" alloys - set of 5
2. 195/60 Michelin Primacy LC tyres - set of 5 (tyres+alloys costs 30K after replacement deduction)
3. Elegance accessory kit - Side protectors, Corner protectors, Illumini-step garnish and Chrome exhaust finish - 23K
4. Seat covers from Honda (bargained and got as a free accessory)
5. 3M HP 35 sun films (free from deader)

Some pics:
Attached Thumbnails
3 Days into the heaven - My All New Honda City (ANHC)-img_0848.jpg  

3 Days into the heaven - My All New Honda City (ANHC)-img_0837.jpg  

3 Days into the heaven - My All New Honda City (ANHC)-img_0830.jpg  

krish.sathish is offline  
Old 21st August 2010, 13:50   #2
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Hyderabad/Blr
Posts: 648
Thanked: 151 Times
Default

Congratz on your buy Krish, welcome to honda family. Nice looking alloys as well.
shamanth is offline  
Old 21st August 2010, 14:05   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,891
Thanked: 19 Times
Default

Congratulations, so you went for SMT/SAT+upgrade rather than VMT/VAT

is your ANHC Auto or manual ?

6 people in a ANHC... I have driven with 6+ people couple of times viz 4 adults+3 kids, 5 adults+ 2kids, speed breakers would be a challenge.

how often you intend to drive with 6 people in ?

Drive Safe, Have fun..
StarVegabond is offline  
Old 21st August 2010, 14:59   #4
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Chennai
Posts: 93
Thanked: 46 Times
Default

Thanks Shamanth, Starvegabond.

SM(Manual)T it is. Yes, I didn't quite like the alloys on VMT.

4 People most of times. 6Adults + 1 kid over weekends probably. thankfully people are not too bulky in my family.
krish.sathish is offline  
Old 21st August 2010, 17:56   #5
BHPian
 
sathyaprakash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: chennai
Posts: 446
Thanked: 44 Times
Default

why did you change the tyres? have you went for an upgrade? is it worth? can u explain the change you feel between the original ones and the new shoes
sathyaprakash is offline  
Old 21st August 2010, 18:21   #6
BHPian
 
shuvadips's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 120
Thanked: 3 Times
Default

Congrats Bro, spoil yourself, a very good buy.

What was your total on-road price?

If possible can you also give us a break-up of the on-road price, please?
shuvadips is offline  
Old 21st August 2010, 18:30   #7
BHPian
 
Ram_NP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 354
Thanked: 21 Times
Default

Congrats on your New car! Alloy really looks cool! As StarVB indicated, be careful while drivng fully loaded with 6 people over the speed breakers.

Enjoy your new car and drive safe.
Ram_NP is offline  
Old 21st August 2010, 19:45   #8
Senior - BHPian
 
srishiva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 3,572
Thanked: 813 Times
Default

Congrats on your new car. Have a swell of a time.
Did you get the brake assembly painted? Looks good.
srishiva is offline  
Old 21st August 2010, 20:00   #9
BHPian
 
jayanth_yk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 314
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Congrats on your buy and welcome to the club. The alloys look great and so is the red paint on the drums. I have the same color and is quite rare in the forum. Did the tyres come with Michelin? Can you give break up of the 30k deal for alloys+tyres+exchange?
jayanth_yk is offline  
Old 21st August 2010, 22:31   #10
BHPian
 
phantom76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 88
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Congratulations on your new car! This is a very nice color and pretty easy to maintain too.. Enjoy your ride!
phantom76 is offline  
Old 21st August 2010, 23:18   #11
BHPian
 
RemingtonSteele's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Pune
Posts: 569
Thanked: 168 Times
Default

Congrats Dude!!!
You just ensured & now get ready to spoil yourself. Good buy!
Drive safe with 6 laden people.
RemingtonSteele is offline  
Old 22nd August 2010, 00:01   #12
BHPian
 
Mevtec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Trivandrum
Posts: 198
Thanked: 49 Times
Default

Congrats Krish.ANHC is a great buy.The car looks fabulous.Please continue to update.Dont worry much about the ground clearance. Overloading might lead to underbody scraping.Underbody is strong enough to take on the bumps.You can read more about this in my post.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ift-vdi-5.html (Tale of Two City’s ( NHC and ANHC ) and a DDiS (Swift Vdi))
Mevtec is offline  
Old 22nd August 2010, 10:53   #13
BHPian
 
monkey_wrench's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 95
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by krish.sathish View Post

Accessories:
1. HRS 15" alloys - set of 5
2. 195/60 Michelin Primacy LC tyres - set of 5 (tyres+alloys costs 30K after replacement deduction)
3. Elegance accessory kit - Side protectors, Corner protectors, Illumini-step garnish and Chrome exhaust finish - 23K
4. Seat covers from Honda (bargained and got as a free accessory)
5. 3M HP 35 sun films (free from deader)

Some pics:
Congratulations mate! That's a fine looking ride you got there! Do you mind posting some more pictures of the Elegance accessory kit? How much did this cost you? I was under the impression that this kit also included the mini spolier and the front and side skirting? Does the sidestep garnish involve any wiring?
monkey_wrench is offline  
Old 22nd August 2010, 13:24   #14
BHPian
 
raghu230506's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 766
Thanked: 63 Times
Default

Congratulations Sathish,

Welcome to the club, drive safe and have fun.

Alloys are neat and clean and looks good on the car.

Cheers
Raghu
raghu230506 is offline  
Old 22nd August 2010, 23:50   #15
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Chennai
Posts: 93
Thanked: 46 Times
Default

Sathyaprakash,

I changed tyres because I was told that it adds more comfort to the ride. I didn't get too much time with the OE tyres (ie. 175/65). As of now I can just say that the 195/60 Michelin Primacy LC is giving me a joyous ride. I can't say if this is absoultely necessary but so far so good for me.

Shuvadips,

It was a corporate buy and hence the purchase was done by my company. I just know that the ex-showroom price was about 8.80 Lakhs of which I got a 15K loyalty bonus. The on-road should have come to about 10 L

Ram_NP,

Thanks.

Srishiva,

Yes, I did get the calipers and drum, painted. Costed Rs.1000/-

Jayanth_yk,

I insisted on the Michelins for better exchange value (in fact I gave it as a mandate). I believe they exchanged wheels from someother car.
Alloys break up:
HRS 15" rims - set of 5 - 20K
Tyres - Michelin Primacy LC - set of 5 - 5*5200 = 26000
OE tyres exhange - 2800 per tyre = 5*2800 = 14000
5 Rims exchange - 300 per rim = 5*300 = 1500

Net = 46000 - 15500 = Rs.30,500

RemingtonSteele,
Thanks

Mevtec,

Thanks. Will have a look at the thread.

monkey_wrench,

Will post more pics soon. The elegance kit includes - 4 Side door protectors, 4 Corner protectors (with chrome insert), Step garnish (4 Nos.) with illumination in front, Chrome exhaust finish. Cost of this kit is Rs.23K. Mini spoiler is not included. Yes, the illumini garnish involves wiring (from the doors)

Raghu,

Thanks

Last edited by krish.sathish : 22nd August 2010 at 23:52.
krish.sathish is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
City Lights - Honda City S (ANHC) Vikster Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 105 30th December 2013 14:42
Two Days in Heaven - Mangalore - Kasaragod – Kannur – Calicut – Vythiri dezrskb Travelogues 3 22nd October 2011 08:58
Few days close to Heaven: The Dzongri Trek Samurai Travelogues 79 10th May 2010 11:19
All New Honda City (ANHC) - Initial Driving Experience Yashodeep Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 32 25th April 2009 12:30
Fiat Linea vs ANHC (All new Honda City) Ym-enjn Sedans 3 9th January 2009 17:00


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 06:45.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks